Why Leighton Park?

An award-winning independent school in Berkshire
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Leighton Park School Building

What sets us apart from other schools?

Simplicity, truth, respect, integrity, peace, equality and sustainability. These are the Quaker values that remain our touchstones in this modern world.

In our beautiful setting of 65 acres of parkland, just 30 minutes from London, our students have space and freedom to truly be themselves – and achieve greater things as a result.

Despite our Sixth Form students’ academic progress placing us in the top 3% of secondary schools in the country, we are no results factory. We believe it’s our role to develop courageous and happy young people who are environmentally-conscious, have a strong global awareness and don’t shy away from making a stand. We aim to give students the skills they need to be change-makers.

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Leighton Park at a glance

Nat Dean Lewis student headshot

"One of the things that makes Leighton Park so special is the level of attention it affords its students, allowing everyone the opportunity to thrive and develop into a better person along the way."

Nat - Old Leightonian

See what our students think

Aamina playing the Cello

Aamina Morbi

A*, A, A at A Level | English Literature, University of Edinburgh

“When I joined the school everyone was incredibly supportive when I needed help with anything. This is something that I didn’t experience as much at my previous school, and is one of the reasons why I enjoy my time as LP so much."
Wallance playing at House Music

Wallance

A*, A*, A | Maths and Economics, LSE

“There are so many reasons why I love LP, and the best thing is respect. I have never felt such strong respect from staff in my old schools. At LP you are taught patiently and kindly. Many of my teachers give up their own time to support us with our studies"

Faye

A, A, A at A Level | Medicine, Queen's University Belfast

“The boarding house staff are really nice. My Deputy Head of House is extremely supportive with any problems I have"

Chunya

A*, A, A at A Level | Management, University of Surrey

“Leighton Park is like no other school. The Leighton Park difference is individualism. In an ever moving world of generic examinations and standardised testing, it is the needs of each individual student that are cherished here."

See what other people are saying

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Pupils' personal development is excellent and they fulfil the school’s aim to educate young people to have integrity and honesty, and be a force for good.
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Good Schools Guide

“Stuck unapologetically to revered, old-fashioned values of encouraging independence of thought, creative thinking, collective spirit, spine and responsibility.”
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Muddy Stilettos

"A progressive first-name-only Quaker school with 65 acres in the centre of Reading, with impressive results in STEM and creative subjects."
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Study International

"Students at Leighton Park become caring and eager to be active participants, a natural result of the principled and diverse experience they receive at the school. Success gleaned from academics is a direct product of this."
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Shinfield Road
Reading
Berkshire, UK
RG2 7DE
+44 (0) 118 987 9600
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